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Future Operator Experience Concept or on the bridge of a ship, coordinating land, where many ships and thrusters ‘oX’ for short. It offers the crew smart the operation of on-board equipment are already monitored in real-time in workstations that automatically recog- ranging from engines to propulsion and operation around the world. “Many of nize individuals when they walk into the cargo handling. the technology building blocks that will bridge, and adjust to their own prefer- The remote monitoring of equip- control the ships of the future are al- ences. The windows of the bridge serve ment on board ships is also advancing, ready available today, but there is still as augmented reality displays of the and Rolls-Royce has control centers work to be done to develop marine solu- vessel’s surroundings, including visual- in Alesund, Norway, and Rauma, Fin- tions from them,” said Oskar Levander.

ization of potential hazards that would otherwise be invisible to the human eye.

The system can, for example, pinpoint sea ice or tug boats and other craft that may not be visible to the crew, especially

CLARITY AT DEPTH: given limited sight lines on the world’s largest containerships, for example.

THE NEW OE15-100D “We are entering a truly exciting period in the history of shipping, where tech-

Kongsberg Maritime’s all new high resolution, monochrome CCD camera nology, and in particular the smart use of Big Data is going to drive the next has a deeper rated housing yet is more compact than any of its well generation of ships,” said Mikael Maki- established predecessors. A new optical design minimises spatial distortions nen, President of Rolls-Royce – Marine. and aberrations yet maintains an exceptionally wide angle of view in water.

“Over the next 10 to 20 years we believe

The OE15-100D offers near SIT performance in low light level conditions ship intelligence is going to be the driv- ing force that will determine the future making it ideally suited to mid water navigation tasks, tether monitoring of our industry, the type of ships at sea, applications and general observation purposes.

and the competence levels required from tomorrow’s seafarers.” “With the demands of environmental legislation and rising operating costs, ships are going to become more com- plex. Add to that the fact that skilled crews are already in short supply, then we see a distinct gap opening up be- tween the complexity of ships and the competency of the people who will crew them. That will cause real problems for the industry, and we believe it is ship in- telligence, that will fll that gap.”

The oX concept, has been developed by studying user experience on ships ??Compact dimensions today, and will transform the operating environment for crews on board large ??102° diagonal AOV in water cargo ships and platform supply vessels.

Using advanced 3D animation to illus- ??Near SIT performance trate just what could be achieved in the ??New optical design next decade, the new concept will use the latest digital techniques to create a safer and more energy effcient ship op-


Rolls-Royce’s Unifed Bridge system recently entered service on the vessel

Telephone: +44 1224 226500

Stril Luna, representing a new ergonom- [email protected] ic approach to all the activity required

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